EFFECT OF PHOSPHORUS AND BIOFERTILIZERS ON PRODUCTIVITY OF CHICKPEA (CICER ARIETINUM L.) IN NORTH WESTERN RAJASTHAN, INDIA

Article Id: LR-3021 | Page : 511-514
Citation :- EFFECT OF PHOSPHORUS AND BIOFERTILIZERS ON PRODUCTIVITY OF CHICKPEA (CICER ARIETINUM L.) IN NORTH WESTERN RAJASTHAN, INDIA.Legume Research-An International Journal.2013.(36):511-514
Shayam Das*, B.L. Pareek, Amit Kumawat1 and Shish Ram Dhikwal amit.skn@rediffmail.com
Address : College of Agriculture, Bikaner- 334 006, India

Abstract

A field experiment was conducted on chickpea during Rabi, 2009-10 at Agronomy farm, College of Agriculture, Bikaner. The treatment comprised of four levels of phosphorus (0, 15, 30 and 45 kg ha-1) and four biofertilizers [Control (B0,) Rhizobium (B1), PSB (B2) and Rhizobium + PSB (B3)]. The 16 treatments combinations were laid out in randomized block design and replicated three times.Application of 30 kg P2O5 ha-1 significantly enhanced plant height, number of branches per plant, number of nodules per plant, pods per plant, seeds per pod, test weight, seed yield (1263 kg ha-1) straw yield (3336 kg ha-1), biological yield (4734 kg ha-1), harvest index, N and P content in seed and straw and uptake and total uptake of N and protein content in seed over control and 15 kg P2O5 ha-1 respectively.The combined inoculation of Rhizobium and PSB significantly enhanced growth, yield attributes, yield, nutrient content and their uptake in seed and straw of chickpea.

Keywords

Biofertilizers Chickpea Phosphorus Rhizobium Yield

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